'make check' with Windows/MSVC build?

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at redhat.com
Thu Apr 12 01:23:50 PDT 2012

On 04/12/2012 10:00 AM, Noel Grandin wrote:
> On 2012-04-11 18:19, Stephan Bergmann wrote:
>> My understanding is that we use "classic" paths (not starting with
>> "\\?") whenever they are short enough, anyway. So the problem cannot
>> be solved with an #if, but (short of abandoning berkeleydb) needs to
>> be worked around by making sure the LO installation is in a location
>> with a short path (so that the paths of any files within the
>> installation that are handed to berkeleydb are also short).
> "git grep db_create" says there 5 places within LO where we hand a path
> to berkelydb.
> Perhaps in that place we can convert to a 8.3 using the Win32 API
> GetShortPathName.
> Or we could unconditionally convert to a very long path (using "\\?") ?

My understanding is that berkeleydb does not accept \\? style paths. 
But feel free to experiment.


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